A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from November 10, 2006
Cowboy Capital of the World (Bandera)

Bandera, Texas has called itself the “Cowboy Capital of the World” since the 1950s, and the term has recently been trademarked. The historic town is known for its many dude ranches.


Bandera (TX) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Howdy from Bandera, Texas
“The Cowboy Capital of the World”

26 October 1955, Kerrville (TX) Times, pg. 1, col. 2:
Colorful Bandera and its thriving dude ranch industry rates another splash of national publicity in the November issue of American Magazine that will be on sale at news stands Thursday.

In a first-person article by Leonard Falkner, replete with color photos, the writer takes the reader on a tour of the ranches that circle the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” including word pictures of life at the Dixie Dude, Lost Valley, Flying L., The Maven, Peaceful Valley, Bennie’s U-Bar, Joleta, Twin Elms and Wagon Wheel.

10 October 1971, Los Angeles Times, “Cowboy Capital of World” by Eunice T. Juckett, pg. I2:
It even calls itself the Cowboy Capital of the World—and with justification. The Bandera concentration includes a dozen ranches catering to guests (accommodating around 600 at prices that range upwards from $100 a week) and a whole coterie of honest-to-goodness working ranches, some of which also take guests.

(Trademark)
Word Mark CELEBRATE BANDERA COWBOY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Translations The English translation of the word “BANDERA” in the mark is “FLAG”.
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: Arranging and organizing a community festival featuring a variety of activities; namely, cultural and civic celebrations, parades, arts and crafts exhibitions, dances, and the like. FIRST USE: 20050902. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050902
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.01.02 - Men, shadows or silhouettes of men; Silhouettes (men)
02.01.07 - Cowboys; Men, cowboys, and westerners; Westerners
02.09.04 - Humans, including men, women and children, depicted sitting or kneeling
02.09.17 - Humans, including men, women and children, depicted riding horses and other animals
05.13.03 - Grasses
06.09.25 - Cemeteries
09.01.13 - Braids; Clotheslines; Rope; Shoe laces; String; Tightropes
26.03.01 - Ovals as carriers and single line borders
Serial Number 76525597
Filing Date June 26, 2003
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition April 19, 2005
Registration Number 3080126
Registration Date April 11, 2006
Owner (REGISTRANT) Wise, Dan INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 659 Comanche Path Bandera TEXAS 78003
Attorney of Record William B. Nash
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BANDERA” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark BANDERA, TEXAS 1853 COWBOY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Goods and Services IC 024. US 042 050. G & S: Fabric flags
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.09.17 - Humans, including men, women and children, depicted riding horses and other animals
26.03.02 - Ovals, plain single line; Plain single line ovals
26.11.10 - Rectangles divided once into two sections
26.11.21 - Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded
Serial Number 78820990
Filing Date February 22, 2006
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) City of Bandera CORPORATION TEXAS P O Box 896 511 Main Street Bandera TEXAS 78003
Description of Mark The applicant claims color as a feature of the mark, namely, Red, White, Blue, Black. The mark consists of City of Bandera Flag
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
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